With tickets in place, the clash between Sevilla and Chelsea is only meant to determine the top of Group E of the Champions League. In a situation where both teams are in very good form, which name will soon accomplish their goals.
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The La Liga representative was the winner of last season’s Europa League. Obviously Sevilla are not dreamers on the European stage and they have somewhat proved their class. After five group E- Champions League matches this season, Sevilla have three wins and one draw. Julen Lopetegui scored 6 goals and conceded 3 goals. With 10 points, Sevilla have a ticket to go forward, but they need to beat Chelsea in this match to overtake their opponents to climb to the top. Sevilla’s form at the moment has been impressive, with even their last five appearances in all competitions winning. In their first appearance a few days ago, hosts Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán defeated Huesca (0–1) in La Liga. Currently with 16 points from nine rounds, Sevilla have climbed to fifth in the standings and are only one point behind the top four.
Sevilla’s most notable star is Lucas Ocampos. From La Liga, last season’s Europa League to the UEFA Super Cup match against Bayern Munich, the 26-year-old midfielder has made his mark by contributing 17 goals, in addition to five assists in all competitions.
Being in a group is considered breathable, so Chelsea have not struggled to prove their worth. Frank Lampard’s side are currently top of Group E of the Champions League with 10 points. Their specific record is to win 3 and draw 1 after 4 rounds. Chelsea have scored nine goals and conceded just once. Having finished top of the standings but only one point ahead of Sevilla thanks to the sub-index, the Blues need at least one point on this trip to secure the advantage. In terms of form, Chelsea are playing too steady with unbeaten in all 10 of their last 10 appearances. In that series the Blues drew four and won six. In their last Premier League game, Chelsea let Tottenham draw at Stamford Bridge. It’s important to know that Chelsea have won their last three Champions League games. Sevilla’s visit, of course, cannot be an easy trip for Chelsea at the moment.
Last summer’s transfer window saw Chelsea bring in quality stars, and Timo Werner is the most notable name. The German goalscorer has eight goals and four assists in all competitions. However, it is felt that he has not yet regained his best goalscoring form.
Sevilla: Vaclik; Navas, Kounde, Diego Carlos, Rekik; Fernando, Jordan, Rakitic, Ocampos; Luuk de Jong, El Haddadi.
Chelsea: Mendy; Chilwell, Silva, Zouma, Reece James; Kante, Mount, Kovacic; Werner, Ziyech, Giroud.
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